Baltimore, MD – Maryland’s seven coal-fired power plants dump tens of millions of pounds of toxic metals into the state’s waterways each year, according to a report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups. None are currently required to limit the amounts of arsenic, mercury, lead and selenium they discharge into Maryland’s rivers and streams.
“These are all waterways that end up in our Chesapeake Bay,” said Clean Water Action’s Andrew Fellows. “That means this toxic pollution is flowing towards the Bay, too. When it comes to almost every other source of pollution, no industry is allowed to treat our Bay and its tributaries as an open sewer.
“Cardin, Van Hollen, Edwards and Ruppersberger battle tested”
3/11/2014 - Boston, MA – Before a standing room only crowd, the Boston Zero Waste Task
Force, a multi-stakeholder group made up of labor and business leaders,
community and neighborhood groups, Zero Waste and recycling experts, and
environmental and social justice advocates, held a briefing at City Hall today
to release a set of recommendations for Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston to
create quality jobs and grow Boston’s green economy while putting the city on a
Protections for water quality are heading to the chopping block as the NJDEP announced a stakeholder meeting will be held tomorrow on the Water Quality Management Planning Rules. These important rules, which determine where sewers can go, were delayed and rolled back by the Legislature and Governor just last month.